Editors’ Picks: The Best Summer Beauty Products


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It’s not easy to find the perfect summer skincare, makeup and hair care products—it has to achieve that sweet spot of being both effective and effortless. And once you find something, there’s always the danger of loving it too much and getting stuck in a routine rut.

The summer season is the perfect time to try new things. The temps are warm, you have some downtime, and the beauty world releases a deluge of new products.

As beauty editors, we test out an overwhelming amount of goods every day. That means when we dare call something our favorite summer beauty product you know it’s legit. So, here are the products we can’t get enough of this season!

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, $80

“The first oil I’ve ever been able to use without it breaking me out! It helps balance out my oily skin and keep it clear, soft, and glowing. Even with salicylic acid, it’s still super nourishing and moisturizing!” –Jana D.

Pro tip : Apply directly to your face, and massage into skin with upward motions. This way, you don’t waste any product that absorbs on your hands.

COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30, $36

“My constant companion this summer—I never understood how people reapplied their sunscreen as recommended until I met this little number. It’s light, refreshing, and doesn’t change the texture or finish of my makeup at all!” –Kathryn F.

Pro tip : The formula does contain alcohol, which can be drying, so take your skin type into consideration. And, remember to close your eyes when you spray!

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, $22

“Two words: pure gold. My hair is oily year-round, but the heat, humidity, and my workout regimen definitely don’t do it any favors. This dry shampoo breathes life into my fine hair by adding volume and absorbing oil. Did I mention that it leaves zero chalky residue? Serious gamechanger!” –Nurain A.

Pro tip : Use on no-wash days, for a mid-day refresh or post-workout when you don’t have enough time to wash and style—it’ll save you hours!

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist, $32

“This body mist seriously takes my senses on a tropical vacation every time! San Francisco can get pretty cold during the summer, so this warm, relaxing scent really lifts my spirits and puts me in a warm-weather mood regardless of the chilly climate.” –Victoria V.

Pro tip : In addition to your body, try spraying on your clothes (tees, jackets and sweaters) to give your closet an added burst of summer-scented freshness.

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